The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, April 16, 1903, Image 1

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NO. 48.
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Published Every Friday by
I. r. BLTTHK. Publisher.
Tennioftubacrtptlou ll-SUajrear wheajeid
The mill irrlTM from Mt Hood ftt 10 o'clock
. m. Wednndaya and Blurdyt; deparla tne
eame day at noon.
For Chenoweth, learea at I ft. m. Tuesdays
Thursdays and Saturday.: arrivea alt p. m.
For While Salmon (Waah.) leavee daily at
a. n.i arrlrei at 7:16 r. m.
From Whit Salmon laaraa for Fnlda, Gilmer,
Trout l ake and Ulenwood daily at t A. M.
ForBincao (Waih.) team at 6:46 p. m.1 ar
rlvee at 2 p.m.
j AMtKiLA Meeuaecond ana Fouuniton
day. in each month In K. of . hall.
If. J. FltEDIftlCI, C. B.
8. F. Foim, Financial Secretary.
U PEN 1)0. Meeta the Second and Fourth
Friday, ol the mouth. Vltltora cordially wel
comed. F. U. Baoeius, Counaellor.
Miss NlLUB Class, Secretary.
Union No. 142, meeta In Odd Fellowa' hall
eecond and fourth Saturday. In each month.
i :au o-cioca. v. u coma, rreiiaenl.
J. E. Hakkx, Secretary.
I 87, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meeu nrat and third Frl
aye In each month.
- Miaa Editb Mooea, N. O.
L. E. Komi, BecreUry.
SANBY POST, No. IS, 0. A. R.-MeetafttA.
O. 0. W. Hall aecond and fourth Hatnrdava
each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. tt
nembera invited to meet with ui.
W. H. Fiaar, Commander.
T. J. Cunkino, Adjutant.
riANBY W. R. C, No. 1-Meeta aecond and
Vj fourth Saturday, of each month in A. O, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. U Ha. Fannii Bailit, Pres.
Mbs. T. J. Caknino, BecreUry.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A
M. Meeta Saturday evening on or before
eaift full moon. Yin. M. Yana, W. at.
C. D. TuoMraoH, BecreUry.
Meeta third Friday niarht of each month.
0. K. Castnkr, H. P.
A. B. Blowers, Secretary.
II Meeta aecond and fourth even
Tug of each month. Vlaltors co diaily wet
corned. Ma. Mat Yates, W. M.
Mis. MiBT B. DaVlceoN, Secretary.
OLXTA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artiaana,
Meeta Drat and third Wedneedaya, work;
aecond and fourth rVrdneidaye social; Art!
earn ball. F. C. Baoaiua, If. A,
F. B. Baini), BecreUry.
WAUCOMA LODGE, Ko. SO. K. of P.-Meeu
In A. 0. V. W. hall every Tueaday nlirht.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
Db. C. H. Jimkims, K. ( R. ft S.
Meeta Drat and third Saturday, of each
month. F. B. Bakmi, W. M.
E. R. Biadlit, Financier.
CnuTKft Shuts;, Recorder.
IDLEWILDK LODGE, No. 107, I. O 0. F.
Meela in Fraternal hall every Thnriday
Blent. Geo. W. Tuomtooii, N. O.
J. L. Bucdimoh, Secretary.
II meeu at A. O. U. W. hall on the Brat and
third Friday, of each month.
Waltek Usee ins, Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
HONOR, A. O. U. VY.-Meets Brat and
rd Saturdays att P. M.
Kate M. Fssdsbick, C. of H.
Miat Asms Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meeu in Odd Fellows' Hall the flrat and
third Wednesdays of each month.
i. R. Rita, V. C.
C. TJ. Sakim, Clerk.
Ft Refular meeting aecond and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. Asa, C. P.
Y. L. Hekueeeoh, Scribe.
Will make refQlftr monthly vlilU to Hood
River. Residence IBS Sixteenth Btreet,
Portland, Oregon.
Specialist on Crow and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Offlcc, 281; residence, 94.
0 trice In Lengille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JjB, . T. CARNB.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-to-DiU Dentistry.
Bacoeesow to Dr. M. F. Shaw. -
Calls premi'Uy enawered In town or ooeatry,
Day or Night.
Telephonea: ste.ldenca, H ; Office, rt
Office ever Everhart's Orooery.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, til; residenoe, 281
For St years resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience la
K..1 EtUU matters, ea abstractor, searcher of
tltiee and agauL battel action guaranteed or
o charge.
Eitimatec famished for all kind ot
work. Krpttiriof ipcciftlty. All kinds
of chop work, bhop on 8UU Street,
between Fimt nd Second.
Abatrtctt Furniihed. Money Lowed
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROS1US, M. D.
Phone Ceatnl, or 1IU
Office Hoert: 10 to It A. VL S to I
ejid k 7 F. M.
De s general bnkinf btuineaa.
Comprcberufve Review ef the Import,
ant Happening) of the Part Week.
Presented In Condense! Form, Mo
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Reader.
Kansas bank deposits now amount
to $30,000,000, or over $60 for every
man, woman and child in the state.
The Methodista propose to merge the
Methodist Book Concern of New York
and the Western Methodist Book Con
cern of Cincinnati and Chicago.
Nearly $300 was found la searching
a hovel occupied by Patrick Flynn,
near Belvldere. N. J. He was 82 years
old and a hermit. He was found dead
Fire which started in the Capital
Hotel at West End, a summer resort
near New Orleans, La., destroyed that
building and a number of business
bouses. The loss la $75,000.
Rocks from a blast at a cutting in
a Bronx, New York City, street, broke
many windows, wrecked a house, in
Jured a baby and scared a woman near
ly to death.
Two Hungarians were killed and two
Injured at Pittsburg in a belated ei
plosion of dynamite at the New Mount
Washington tunnel of the West Lib
erty Traction Company.
The Washington theater at Rome, N.
Y., was destroyed by Are. The loss is
between $125,000 and $150,000, about
half covered by insurance. A score
of people were Injured when the walls
of the theater fell.
An anonymous letter, threatening to
burn the town"by fire and dynamite,"
unless $2500 Is left at a designated
place, has caused great excitement at
Montgomery, Ind. There have been
several Incendiary fires there lately.
Four structures In the business part
of Wilmington, Mass.. were burned,
entailing a loss of $20,000.
The body of Rear-Admiral George
F. Balknap was burled with military
honors at Arlington cemetery.
Brigadier-General Frank D. Baldwin
has taken charge of the Department
of the Colorado, succeeding General
Frederick Funston.
Governor Peabody. of Colorado, has
ordered the members of the Denver
Fire and Police Board to answer
charges of malfeasance and misfeas
ance in office in permitting gambling.
The trial of Dr. Joseph Alexander,
of Indianapolis, on the charge of
grave-robbing - has been Indefinitely
postponed, because the Negroes tin
ier indictment have refused to testi
fy against htm. ' '
A tornado In the vicinity of Bloo
ton, Ala., wrecked several houses and
did considerable damage to farming
property. The towns of Coleanor and
Garney also suffered. No fatalities
were reported.
John Sherman, a guard on the Chi
cago Elevated railway, was probably
fatally hurt and many passengers
were shaken up and badly frightened
when the second car ot a west-bound
train jumped the track. ,
The Mexican Ambassador has in
formed the State Department that
tlcketa are being sold in this country
tor a lottery said to be located in
San Luis, Mex., whete the Ambassa
dor says there is no lottery.
John H. Wisker, the engineer on
the New York Central Railroad,
whose train caused the fatal acci
dent in the Park-Avenue tunnel, New
York, in February, 1902, will be tried
for manslaughter.. HU lawyers will
try to show that the directors should
have been indicted.
A grain elevator In Chicago, owned
by the Lake Shore & Michigan South
ern Railway, and used by Churchill
ft Co., grain merchants, burned. To
tal lrias. 1200.000. Fifteen men were
employed in the structure, but all es
caped. The elevator contained near
ly 150,000 bushels of grain.
The democrats of the First Oregon
.Ustrict have nominated A. E. Reams
tor congress.
A colored porter on an Erie Pull
man was found to have the smallpox.
The car was quarantined.
Eight new veins of coal have been
discovered Just south of WllkesbSrre,
Pa. With 12 veins underneath now
being worked, this makes 150 feet of
coal. It is estimated there are S00,
000,000 tons in this tract, which Is
owned by the Delaware, Lackawanna
ft Western and Lehigh ft Wllkesbar
re Coal Company.
Mandhlakie Dube, son of a Natal,
South Africa, Zulu chief, has been
called from his studies in this country
to assume the chieftaincy. HU fath
er's health is tailing.
Immigration authorities at Winni
peg;. Manitoba, have appealed to the
military for tents to house new set
tlers. Ten skeletons In receptacles of flat
atones, uncovered on a farm east ol
Hopktnsville, Ky., are pronounced by
Professor Morehead, of Phillips Acad
omy, those ot a race ot prehistoric
A pony engine collided with the
rear end ot a passenger train on the
Lake Shore branch line at Ashtabula,
O. Fireman Bogue, of the pony en
Sine, was killed, three trainmen were
Injured and several passengers more
or less hurt.
The falsework of the Panhandle
bridge, near Pittsburg, which la be
ing rebuilt, caught fire and waa part
ly destroyed.
Whlttaker Wright claims to be a
cltlsen of the United States, and says
that the Commissioner who heard his
case Is without jurisdiction.
Bruce Marcum. a Jackson, Ky.,
young man of good family, has. nndet
the vagrancy law, been sold Into ser
vitude tor six months. Marram Is so
sveroe to work that the highest bid
waa $6.50,
Winter Wheat Looks Well-Frost Nips
Fruit la California.
Washington, April 16. The Weather
Bureau Issued the following weekly
summary of crop conditions:
In the districts east of the Rocky
Mountains during the . week ending
April 13, the temperature has been
highly favorable for growing vegeta
tion, but farm work was very general
ly retarded by rains in the Lake re
gion, central valleys and Atlantic coast
districts, while complaints of lack of
moisture are received from portions
of the Central and West Gulf states.
In the Central and Northern Rocky
Mountain districts and on the North
ern Pacific coast the season is
very backward, and Washington and
Oregon have suffered from cold, wet
weather. In California the conditions
have been generally favorable, with the
exception of some damage by fror.ts.
The condition ot winter wheat Is
generally excellent, and it has made
splendid progress since the first ot the
month. In the Upper Ohio Valley,
however, the freeze of the 4th and 5th
caused some injury. On the whole
the conditions of the crop In the winter
wheat belt east of the Rockies Is more
promising than for years. In Califor
nia the outlook is also promising, but
in Oregon and Washington the condi
tions of the crop are less favorable,
especially in the last named state,
where about one-third of the acreage
will be resown.
Spring wheat seeding is nearly com
pleted In Iowa and Nebraska, and is
progressing well in South Dakota;
none has yet been sown In North Da
kota and In Northern Minnesota, but
In Southern Minnesota some has been
sown on rolling lands. By the close of
March, which was a very mild month,
all fruits were unusually far Advanced.
The reports now Indicate that many
varieties of fruit have suffered severe
ly for the month, partlculary the
In California, while some damage
has been done by frost, the outlook
Is favorable; on the North Pacific
Coast the season is so backward that
fruit has not been exposed to injury.
Storm Sweeps Over Remote Part of Ala
bama With Deadly Effect.
Birmingham, Ala., April 16 A spe
cial to the Age-Herald from Evergreen,
Ala., Bays:
News has just reached here by tele
phone confirming rumors of heavy loss
of life and property in the neighbor
hood of Peterman and Burnt Corn,
wrought by the tornado which passed
near there yesterday. Ten persons are
known to have been killed, numerous
barns and residences and outhouses
were swept away, entailing a loss
which will reach high In the thousands.
On account of the bad condition of the
wires communication Is difficult
H. P. Salter and his mother and
child were riding along a road and
were opposite a clump ot trees when
the storm overtook them. A heavy
tree that was uprooted by the wind fell
across the wagon crushing all of the
occupants to death. Several residenc
es were demolished, the timber falling
on the occupants, killing or Injuring
all within the buildings.
It will probably be several days be
fore a correct list of the casualties
can be obtained, as there is neither
telegraph nor railroad connection. The
heavy rains have rendered the roads
almost Impassable. Peterman ht in
Monroe county, and is not within 25
miles of a railroad or telegraph sta
All the news so far received has
come over the telephone lines, which
are several miles from the path of the
Freak of Tornado That Visited ininols
Score of People Injured.
Springfield, 111., April 15. One
death, a fatal injury and a score or
more of injuries resulted from a tor
nado that swept Logan, Dewett and
Piatt Counties this afternoon. The fa
tality occurred on the Halsadarser
settlement, a farming community
three miles from Atwood, Piatt Coun
ty. The home of Clifford Halsadarser
was demolished, and after the storm
Halsadarser's Infant son was found
dead 300 feet from where the house
stood. His wife was hurled across
the street and fatally Injured.
Mrs. J. B. Martin's home waa de
stroyed and several guests were pain
fully Injured.
Dee)r Creek, in Logan County,
where the storm first struck, was
swept dryof water. Reports from
this district state that three houses
were destroyed snd a number of peo
ple more or less Injured. Supervisor
Schanaeur's handsome residence was
destroyed. The family of several
children and a number of visitors, 15
In all. sought safety In the cellar, and
the house was torn from over them.
The homes of Samuel V. Baldwin
snd Gus Knecht were destroyed.
Mrs. Baldwin and two farm bands
took refuge in a smokehouse In which
they were hurled several hundred
feet and painfully Injured.
Asks Germany to Explain.
Washington, April 16. The State
Department has asked the German
Government for a statement of the
facts connected with the deportation
from the island of Ruk to the island
of Ponate, another of the Caroline
group, a number of native students of
the American MIsionary establishment
there. The matter was brought to the
attention of the State Department tor
mally by Rev. Dr. Judson Smith, sec
retary of the American Board of Mis
sions. rioellng Barnlag Mine.
Sydney, N. 8. W, April 15.
Through a sluice "cut through a dam
opening Into the old workings, water
ta now pouring Into the burning col
liery No. 1 of the Dominion Coal Com
pany, at the rate of nearly 1,500.000
gallons an hour. The mine la flooded
up to the seventh level, and there
are four more levela to be flooded be
fore the fire la reached. This will
require an estimated 450,000,000 gal
lons of water.
Specimen From Near Wilholt Springs
of Excellent Quality. '
According to a report brought from
the vicinity of Wilholt Springs, 25
miles east of Oregon City, in the foot
hills of the Cascade Mountains, and In
Clackamas county, that portion of the
county is likely in the near future to
prove one of the greatest wealth-pro
ducing sections of the county. F. C
Barstow, of that place, has a sample
ot coal which h says has been taken
from a ledge Just unearthed on his
claim, which he claims to have been
looking for for the past 12 months.
. The sample that he showed was al
most pure carbon, and was as fine s
specimen of the "black diamond'" as
can be found anywhere between the
two oceans. According to his story the
vein Is from six to ten feet thick and
shows every indication of being per
It has long been known that there
are fine prospects for coal In that sec
tion, and many samples of coal picked
up from the hillsides have been exhib
ited, but It Is said that this Is the first
find of any consequence, and it is now
believed that claims that have not
been filed on In that vicinity will soon
be taken ud.
As the new electric railroad, for
which C. D. Latourette recently se
cured a franchise, Is supposed to run
to the vicinity of Wilholt Springs, it
is believed that this find will be sn In
centive to hurry up the building of the
Settlers for Wallowa County.
A party of Immigrants, numbering
60 men. women and children, arrived
a few days ago from Hlnton, W. Va.,
and will locate. Many will go to El
gin and perhaps to Wallowa county,
where already many from their state
are already located. They are all in
search of Government land that can
be bomeateaded.
Treat for Music Lovers.
The students and citizens of Eu
icene are anticipating a great musical
treat when the State Oratorio Society
renders its programme in VUlard
Hall, May 12, 13 and 14.
Financial Condition flood.
The semi-annual financial report of
Columbia county officers for the six
months ending March 31, has been
completed and It shows a total in all
of the funds of nearly $40,000. The
total resources of the county are $43,
203.97, while the total liabilities are
$1328.06, the latter consisting of war
rants on the general and road funds
that have not been presented for pay
ment. There is no such a procedure
In that county of indorsing warrants
not paid for want of funds."
Examined Salem Bar.
David B. Ogden. of Portland, an en
gineer of the Government River and
Harbor Department, was In Salem and
made soundings in the Willamette
River near Salem to ascertain what
changes have taken place in the chan
nel. He also made sucn lnvesiigauona
as will be of use to his office in case
If ahnnlrl ha nnr-eaitarv to build a re-
tetment In order to keep the river in
its channel.
Had Oood Rob.
The four-stamp mill recently install
ed at the new Kremer ft Palmer mine,
on Mount Reuben, has been completed
and given Its trial run. with excellent
results. The Kremer ft Palmer is one
of the richest and most promising
mines of Southern Oregon, and is an
other of the properties of this mineral
tone that has arisen from a mere pros
i.ect to a navlna- mine within the
course of a few months.
Snow Scares Grant Stockmen.
Three Inches of snow fell over most
of Grant county last week, causing
considerable slarm to the scores of
stockmen who had Just turned out on
the range. Skits ot February have been
carried Into April this seasonnumer
ous scant falls of snow being inter
mingled with chill weather, the com
bination proving rather trying on
stock. Ranchers now are very anx
ious for things to moderate.
Fears for Clackamas County Fruit.
The heavy hall storm of last week
did considerable damage to fruit in
different sections ot Clackamas coun
ty, many of the fruit trees being
in full bloom, and the entire blossom
holnr knocked off the trees. The
weather of the whole week has been
Immoderately cold, and It is believed
that the fruit crop is baaly damaged,
it not entirely killed.
Wife nurderer Suicides.
John de Falco. the Italian convict
who waa serving a life sentence at the
penitentiary for killing his wife In
Portland on February 26 through jeal
ousy, ended his existence at the prison
by cutting his throat and severing his
windpipe with an instrument anown
as a cell knife, with a blade about one
Inch long. ,
May Make 100,000 Idle.
Chlcaero. April 1. On the result of
a meeting to be held tomorrow depends
the question of a strike which may in
volve 100.000 workmen on the Great
Lakes. An ultimatum on wages is to
be presented by the package freight
handlers at Chicago to the managers
of the lake lines and labor contractors
who supply men for dock work along
the Chicago river. The demand Is
backed by the International Long
sboremen'a, ' Marine and Transport
Workers' Association.
Mormon Basin Celestials Were Not the
Victims of Mob Violence.
Calted SUtes District Attorney J.
H. Hall, of Portland, has been In
Baker City several dava makinar In.
qulry about an alleged outrage per
petrated on a lot of Chinamen engaged
in mining near Mormon Basin last
summer. It will be remembered that
a lot of toughs made a raid oa the
Chinese placer mines over there and
robbed them of all their gold dust and
money. Three of the Chinamen were
badly injured and several houses
It was not a mob but a raid of a lot
of thieves and robbers, who, the better
to intimidate their victims, burned
their homes and assaulted the in
mates. The Chinese government it la un
derstood, has made a claim against
Uncle Sam for $100,000 damages and
it iS for the niirwwA nf innlrlner tin
facts in the case that Mr. Hall has
oeen sent mere.
Was Csught Out of Season snd All Packed
In Ice.
Water Bailiffs Smith and Jones and
Deputy Warden Webster were looking
for poachers near the mouth of the
Clackamas when they ran Into as fine
a lot of salmon packed In Ice as their
eyes had seen for many a long day.
More than 2200 pounds were taken
from the pack and shipped to Port
land, where they were placed In cold
After leaving this big find of sal
mon, the men proceeded up the river
to look for a location for a flshway.
On their way they broke their oars
and were forced to beat ashore, and
almost under their eyes they discov
ered 20 fine steelheads, which they ap
It has long been known that salmon-
fishing out of season was being; indul
ged In in the Clackamas, but that it
was being carried on on such a large
scale was not dreamed of, and strenu
ous steps will be taken to stop It. -
Takes Place la The Dalles Land Office.
Miss Frances N. Osborn. of Wash
ington, D. C, who for the psst six
years has been a clerk in the General
Land Office, has arrived at The Dalles.
to assume hla position in the local
land office.
Lumher Dropped Into Eay.
Part of the dock of the Truckee
Lumber Company's sawmill, at Hob-
sonvllle, on Tillamook Bay, collapsed
and 60,900 feet of dressed lumber went
into the bay with it. A gang of men
were put to work and saved the lum
ber. O rouse Mountain Mine Resumes.
The Grouse Mountain Gold Mining
ft Milling Company will resume oper
atlons at once. The superintendent
haa gone to Bohemia with a force of
men. This company owns valuable
property on Grouse Mountain which
adjoins the Noonday and Knott mines,
being an extension of the Champion.
They will work a double shift further
to improve the property as originally
mapped out This company is held as
a close corporation and backed by
some men of money and influence.
Bond Proposals Carried.
At a special election held In Baker
City to vote on a proposition to issue
bonds for the purpose of constructing
a sewer system and erecting a City
Hall, the City nail bonds carried by a
vote of four to one, and the sewer
bonds five to one. Both improvements
will be started at once.
Wheat Walla Walla. 7072e; bine
stem, 76c; valley, "676c
Barley Feed, $21.60 per ton; brew
ing, $23.
floor Best grade, $3.9634.26; grah
am, $3.45(83.85.
Millstuffs Bran, $10 per ton.
middlings, $ 24; shorts, $19.60020.
chop, $18.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.16 1.20.
gray, $1.12X01.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $13(313.50; clover.
$10011 j cheat, $1112 per ton.
Potatoes Best Barbanks, 60c per
sack; ordinary, 25940c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $3(3
3.60 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 11813c
young, 13014c; bens, 12e; turkeys,
live, 16(81 7c; dressed, 20(3 2 2c; duckj
$7(37.50 per dosen; geeee, $66.50.
Cheese Full cream, twins, lt$
17c; Young America, 13 (J ISHe
factory prices, 1(3 lXe less.
Butter Fancy creamery, 22c per
pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 20g22He;
store, ltd 18c
Eggs 18 a 16 Kc per dosen.
Hops Choice, 1920 per ponnd.
Wool-Valley, 12915c; Eastern
Oregon, 8 14 t; mobair, 38SS6e.
Beef Gross, cows, 3JiS4s pe
ponnd; steers, 4H'35e; dressed, 7c
Veal 8(3 8 Me.
Mntton Gross, 7(g7Xe per pound
dressed, 89c
Lambs Gross, 4c per poand
dressed, 7)c
Hogs Gross, 7fg7i't per poand
Schooner Run Down on Qua1 Two Chil
dren and Sailor Droyned.
St Louis, April 15. A special to
the Republic from Galveston, Tex
says: '
The schooner Margaret L. Ward
was rammed and aunk by the South
ern Pacific steamer El RJo, 26 miles
east of - Galveston Bar, . last nleht.
Two children of Captain McKown, of
the schooner, were lost and one sea
man of the same vessel.
According to Captain McKown, all
his lights were burning brightly and
every possible signal made to avert
the collision, but the big steamer bore
straight down upon the doomed ves
sel, cutting her in two and sending
her to the bottom immediately. From
accounts of the collision given by the
engineer, Clark, and Chief Mate In
galls, it was about 30 seconds from
the time of the colloatoa until the
Ward sunk.
-The captain had his . family on
board. ' They were asleep in the cab
in. The mate saw the steamer and
started to ring the bells, t The whole
crew turned out; all bells were ring
ing, the whistles were blowing, all
hands on deck were shouting for dear
life and both anchorage lights were
showing when the El Rio- struck the
schooner carrying away her aft-gang
way and wheel-bow and cutting into
the cabin.
All hands took to the rigging. Cap
tain McKown had his son In his arms.
but was struck with something in get
ting Into the rigging and the little fel
lew slipped Into the sea. Mrs. Mc
Kown gave the little girl to one of
the sailors who was lost In trying to
save her.
One of the Spanish Ships Sunk by Dew
ey's Fleet at Manila.
Manila, April 15. The warship
Retna Christina, the flagship of Ad
miral Montejo, which was sunk by
Admiral Dewey, was floated and
beached yesterday. The skeletons of
about 80 of her crew were found in
the hulk. ;
One skeleton was evidently that of
an officer, for it had a sword by Its
side. There are fifteen shell holes in
the hull of the Reina Christina, one
made by an eight-inch and others
smaller. The main Injection valve is
missing, showing the ship was scut
tled when abandoned. The bull Is In
fair condition.
Captain Albert R. Couden, com
manding the naval station at Cavite,
took charge ot the remains of the sail
ors, expressing a desire- to give them
an American naval funeral. The
Spanish residents are anxious, how
ever, to ship the Skeletons to Spain,
and it is suggested that the transport
Sumner convey them to Spain by the
way of the Sues Canal In June.-
A wrecking company Is endeavoring
to raise all the sunken Spanish war
Dr. Max Utile Mas Been Able to Trace It
Back 2,000 Years.
San Francisco, April 13. The ear
11 est American civilisation, for ante
dating the generally aeoepted limits
of pre-Columbus culture, has been
traced in Peru by Dr. Max Uhle, di
rector of the anthrologlcal excava
tions and explorations of the Univer
sity of California 'in that country.
Where heretofore Inca traditions had
led scientists to believe that Peruvian
civilization extended back only a few
centuries before the coming of the
Spaniards, the archeologlcal work of
Dr. Uhle '"has established the fact
that a great civilisation flourished
2000 years earlier, at the least esti
mate, and that a cultured race, ot
higher development than the Incas,
waa in existence before the Trojan
This remarkable discovery follows
as a result of the studies made tn the
two expeditions which Dr. Uhle led
in recent years at the expense of Mrs.
Phoebe Hearst and under the aus
pices of the University of California,
Irrigates Valley Toe Suddenly and Drives
Out Residents,
Delta. Colo., April 14. The dam of
the Bonney reservoir, near Olathe, 15
miles from this city, gave way early
today, causing damage estimated at
from $50,000 to $75,000. The reser
voir Is owned by the Garnet Ditch
Reservoir Company and furnishes
water for Irrigating the Garnet mesa.
The company's house below the dam
was demolished, and Ita occupants
barely escaped with their lives, being
forces' to wade through several feet
of water in their night cloth er.
Riders were sent out to notify the
farmers living along the Uncompah
rree River above Delta, and It Is
thought that all escaped before the
flood reached them. Crops In many
places will be ruined, and several
hundred bead of cattle are reported
as lost The Denver A Rk Grande
track waa washed out for a distance
of about three-quarters of a mile.
Religious Riots at Brest.
Brest, April 15. Serious disturb
ances attended the congress of Cath
olic cluba held here today. The cler
icals Indulged In a series of manifes
tations in favor of the religious con
gregations, which led to 'street con
flicts with socialists. A number of sr
'eats were made. Tonight the social
ist workmen organised a counter
demonstration, and 1000 of them pa
raded la a body through the town.
singing revolutionary airs snd shout
ing "Down with the priests."
She Waata Ne Refer.
Pekln, April 1$. The Dowager Em
press hss issued an edict repealing
the comprehenlsve stamp taxation
scheme, which Yuan Ehl Kal, Cover
nor of the Province of Chi LI, waa
about to inaugurate throughout this
province. The edict assigns the pov
erty of the people aa the reason for
the repeal ot the scheme, but It Is be
lieved Yuan' Shi Kal's enemies pro
cured It for the purpose of crippling
hla proposed reforms.
Decision en Plana WUI Then Be Reached
May Modify Harts Plan to Keep
Within Limit -Will Also Examine
Route-Scheme for Continuous Canal
From Big Eddy to CslUo.
Washinrton. A mil IK
tlve Moody, before leaving Washing
ton, had a final conference with the
members of the Board of Engineers
having under consideration the open
ing oi toe uoiumoia Hiver from The
Dallea ta Cellln anri waa tnrnrmnil
that the Board will meet in Portland
may ii to consider more fully all data
that hftjl rAOenrtT hDn nUataA Kv
Major Lanefltt rernrrllno- tha
of the river to be Improved.
Air. woody says that, while it Is Im
possible to eay what the Board will
finally rerjort. ita conclusion win
largely depend upon calculations to
be based on data that has been com
Dlled bV Malfir Ijincfltr hour! no- nn
the several modifications or substi
tution for the Harts' project.
Mr. Moody also had under consider
ation with the engineers the removal
of one of the reefa at Ton.Mlla Ron.
Ids, with a view to facilitating steam
boat navigation up to the lower end
of the proposed state portage road.
That proposition will be considered
by the Board when It meets. The
Hoard will prooably visit the obstruc
tions In the river and will determine
for Itself the need of blastine nn thla
reef. Having viewed the river dur
ing the Summer, the Board at Its
coming meeting will have opportunity
to sea the stream at tho hlch ifn nf
the water and form a better Idea of
tne volume of water to be controlled.
The Board will make an extraordi
nary effort to devise a nrartirnl nlnn
that can be carried out at a cost not
exceeding Captain Harts' estimate for
his original scheme, and there is
Some hone that Riirh ft nlnn mnv
Bventnally be found. In the light of
uais mai nas Deen collected ny Ma
jor Langfitt, the Board will be able
closely to estimate the cost of the
several modifications of the Harts'
project that have been proposed and
Will also be able to nRtlmatn th mat
of other schemes that hnvn hwn
brought forward by other engineers.
air. juooay nas urged that If the
Harts' plan in an amended form is
not agreed UDon. the TAnnrd nnrlniinlv
consider the proposition of a contin
uous canai rrom the Big Eddy to Ce-
mo, ana determine . whether or not
such a canal can be built by making
use Of natural channels thrnnph thn '
rocks to the south of the river, at a
cost not greater than Harts' estimate.
This suggestion Will be lnvefltlcnted
and, If It proves feasible at reason
able cost, may be accepted, as the ad
vantages of a continuous canal are
recognized by many of the officers.
Four Are Killed and Twe More Will Dle-
Detalla Mtsger.
Halifax. N. "S Anrll IS Fnn. nor.
SOnB killed, two fatftllT hnr at loact
one missing, snd several others slight
ly iniured la the rornrri nf a h
collision on the Inter-Collonlal Rail
way wmcn occurred Just before mid
night last night near Windsor June.
tlon. 17 miles from Halifax.
The poles and telegraph line along
the roadside were wrecked, and this
city was cut off from communication
wun me outsiae world for hours. -The
trains in collision were tha
Canadian Pacific Railway express
from Montreal and Boston for Hall-
tax, ana a last freight from Halifax
tor Montreal. Tha conductor and
driver of the freight had orders to
take the siding at Windsor Junction
and let the express cross, but, for
some unknown reason, Driver Cope
land, of the freight, ran past the
Junction on the main line and met
the express two miles beyond.
it is mougnt that Copeland may
have lost control of his train, which
was made up of 75 cars. The freight
waa running 25 miles an hour, and
the express, which was two hours
late, was traveling about 45 miles an
hour. Both trains were hauled by
new and powerful locomotives, and
they crashed together on a level piece
of road skirting a lake.
Proposed Treaty With Cuba.
Havana, April 15. Minister Squires
today outlines to President Palms and
Foreign Secretalry Haldo the details
of the permanent treaty between Cuba .
and the United States In accordance
with the proposition prepared at
Washington. The naval stations
agreement, the ratification of which
is now pending In the Senate, will not
be reopened, but it is understood that
ownership of the stations is covered
In the treaty, in addition to the Isle
of Pines snd the Platf, amendment
features. There is no doubt that a
permanent treaty will be concluded
Slide nisses Passenger Train.
Salt Lake, April 15. A special te
the Herald from Evanston, Wyo., says
thst a landslide occurred at the east
end of the Aspen tunnel late today,
burying the Union Pacific tracks 18
or 20 feet for a distance of 200 or 30
feet snd bsdly csvlng In the end ot
the tunneL It is thought the tracks
cannot be cleared for at least 24
hours. No one was killed In the slide
as far aa known. The east-bonnd pas
senger train had Just passed through
the tunnel when the slide came down
tne mountain, just missing the train.
Ceai Mine Expkoelou.
Kansaa City, April 15. A special
to the Journal from South McAllster,
I. T, says: Five men were killed and
two severely burned todsy by s gas
explosion In Mine 77 of the Kansas at
Texas Coal Company at Carbon. L T.
The cause of the explosion Is un
known. Seventy-fire men were la the
mine, but all escsped Injury except
the seven who were working In the
chamber where the explosion occurred,